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Plague, quarantines and geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire

BulmuĊŸ, Birsen (author.).

Summary: Did you know that many of the greatest and most colourful Ottoman statesmen and literary figures from the 15th to the early 20th century considered plague as a grave threat to their empire? And did you know that many Ottomans applauded the establishment of a quarantine against the disease in 1838 as a tool to resist British and French political and commercial penetration? Or that later Ottoman sanitation effort to prevent urban outbreaks would help engender the Arab revolt against the empire in 1916? Birsen Bulmus explores these facts in an engaging study of Ottoman plague treatise writers throughout their almost 600-year struggle with this epidemic disease. Along the way, she addresses the political, economic and social consequences of the methods they used to combat it. Key Features Studies the premodern ways in which plague was viewed by Ottoman Islamic thinkers Traces the eventual Ottoman acceptance of quarantines and other modern medical reforms Analyses international debates over plagues and quarantines as a struggle about colonialism and national sovereignty

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  • OCLC: ocn795695184
  • ISBN: 9781474423397
  • ISBN: 1474423396
  • ISBN: 9780748655465
  • ISBN: 0748655476
  • ISBN: 9780748655472
  • ISBN: 0748646590
  • ISBN: 9780748646593
  • ISBN: 0748646604
  • ISBN: 9780748646609
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (vii, 195 pages) : illustrations, maps
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  • Published: Edinburgh :Edinburgh University Press,[2012]
  • Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2012]

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 1. Preliminary remarks -- 2. Conceptualizing plague in Ottoman Islamic thought -- 3. Plague and Ottoman medical thought -- 4. Magic and plague in the Ottoman Empire -- 5. Hamdan Bin El-Merhum Osman and the Ottoman quarantine reform -- 6. Plague and quarantines in the Colonial Era -- 7. Plague, sanitary administration, and the end of Empire -- 8. Towards a new understanding of plague and quarantines in the Ottoman Empire.
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Note: English.
Subject: Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- Historiography
Quarantine -- Political aspects -- Turkey -- Historiography
Quarantine -- Turkey -- Historiography
Plague -- Political aspects -- Turkey -- Historiography
Plague -- Turkey -- Historiography

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